AUA: Atmosphere on the Brink

TransportAirlines & Airports ♦ Published: February 17, 2012; 19:56 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian Airlines is endangered to face persisting disputes. The conflict between the management and the works council sharpened further.

AUA: Atmosphere on the Brink / Picture: © Austrian Airlines / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

After the collective agreement was terminated unilaterally by the management, the atmosphere among AUA´s workforce is extremely bad. As such a termination is very rare in Austria, this step was noticed as “affront against the social partnership”, the chairman of the trade union for private employees, Rudolf Kaske, said. Kaske complained that the executive Peter Malanik regularly…